Sunday, December 28, 2008
I am in love with NYX trios!! LOVE...I just purchased three from top to bottom:
I love to use these in different looks I found one from emilynoel in how to use the lake moss palette, I wore this look yesterday and loved it.
There is an anti-diva tutorial from califjewels
I havent found one using ultra chic yet but the colors aare really sheer silver and cream white and white so cant wait to use for a winter look!
I will do a blog on the lipstick by them that I love and have...
You can buy NYX through
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
1. I am an only child…I have two step brothers but primarily most of my life I have been an only
2. I am a mutt, Croatian, Italian, polish Czech and a few other things mixed in…
3. My favorite wine of all time is Hogue rieseling but I primary love red wines….for health reasons etc
4. From the age of 14-16 I modeled in fashion shows and hair shows for Jose Eber and local salons
5. In my teens I was obsessed with fashion…I wanted to be a fashion designer…I didn’t even get into wearing makeup til I hit my 30s!
6. This Friday Dec 19th I turn 34
7. I get annoyed easily with people…I dotn know why but I do…I just like to be kind and treat others as such
8. Although not now…I used to be extremely shy….head down and all.
9. I prefer summer over any other season
10. I went to college for computer science but would like to do make-up artistry on the side
11. I was engaged when I was 24 and he was the wrong one…wrong wrong wrong….Ive learned its ok to be single and to not be
Married with ten kids by the time you are 30.
12. I have not been to Europe but it is on my new list of places to travel
13. I used to travel across the US as a project manager for a health care company and now work as a QA Analyst instead and no more travel…at least not for the moment!
14. Love all types of animals…my boyfriend and I have cats but I also want a dog…life isn’t complete without animals
15. In my travels for work and pleasure I have been to 48 of the 50 states!
16. As far as food is concerned, I love to eat foods from all over the world..my new obsession is ethipopian cuisine
Monday, December 8, 2008
This is a review of the liplicious product that I recently purchased from Bath and Body works....well I think I'm glad I didnt pay the original $12 for this product and only paid $6....on one end is a brown sugar scrub that smells great and feels great when applied it then says I can eat the sugar once im done...I think I wish I hadnt...it tasted terrible. Next I tried teh color on afterwards...my lips feel a slight smoothness but nothing like when I use the sara happ lip scrub...sorry gals this doesn not get my vote.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Ok I happened upon this little nugget at the sephora yesterday and got a birthday invitatio nfro the store..cant wait to see what goodies they have in store for the shoppers!! It says a full size goodie bag...cant wait;)
Anywho off to Duwop Payoff it supposedly turns dry shadows to crewm and i have not offically tried it yet..I will keep you posted if it works well...
Stay warm cause baby its cold outside!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Ok needed two posts for this major haulage:
Wetn Wild Mega Mixers in Jungle juice, bahama mama,island mojo,Mai Tai and Mango margarita
Wetn wild Ultimate cover foundations in Honee and Naked
Wetn wild 3 in 1 stick #730 bronzey brown
Wetn wild Megaglo in catwalk pink and Spotlight peach
Wetn wild Ultimate touch pressed powder in Buff
Elf cream shadow in mocha swirl
Revlon star attraction lip gloss in Fuschia smooth and lilac kiss
Wetn wild diamon brilliance in Babys got bling
NYC lengthing mascara in jet black
Mary kate and ashley paper me pretty bronzer on the go sheets
Elf custom 4 quad compact (I use this to store pressed pigments)
NYC loose powder in buff
Ms Makeup natural palette in Natural neccesities
Lancome grape lip jubilee ( at tj maxx for $3.25)
Ulta stocking stuffers
I love my MAC, Nars and Chanel and such but....I also love a few drugstore brands:
Elf (some products)
Wet n Wild
Mary kate and ashley at wal-mart
NYC products (loving the chroma face glow)
Not only are these products super cheap but work great and have staying power....
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
this lip scrub is a miracle worker..my lips felt smoother and happier after use...Tonight I tried the lip scrub in brown sugar..yum I will be buying this scrub in vanilla bean and cinnamon sugar...how did I ever live without this...lets what teh box says...;)
I was visiting a friend tonight and she introduced me to this awesome eyeshadow they are $32 each but well worth the price...
I am a fan of the color Rivage 70.I know $32 is abit much for a liquid shadow but its Chanel afterall:)
Monday, November 24, 2008
So I had also searched high and low for the chroma face powders and shadows...after searching through six rite aids....I found them
Chromas face glow in Sunstone and Moonstone
Marbleeyes pressed eyeshadows in Aquamarine and Tigers Eye
On my way home tonight I decided to stop at one more Rite Aid and they had an ENTIRE display on a lower shelf of ever color and every part of the collection UNTOUCHED..so I bought a second set in case I have to go on anotehr wild goose chase for these products. Tomorrow I will test run tigers eye and see if it lives up to the hype.
Enjoy the photos
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Ahhh alas its Thursday…just a quick bite on what Ive been up to….in the last few weeks I moved with the boyfriend to our townhouse…
We are getting the living room and offices painted…we are redecorating…etc This has definitely taken me away from my makeup-addiction, blogs and YouTube…
I cant keep up and I am behind on my twittering reading as well…sniffle. So before the holidays get crazy for me with parties, events and birthdays including my own…
Im gonna dedicate most of this weekend to updating all my sites with products, pics blogs etc…a lofty idea but one in which I told the BF he can do whatever he wants all
Weekend, have a boys night…I'm hankering down….plus the weather here is Pittsburgh is gonna be rainy and dank as it now outside….
Here is a small list of what I plan on reviewing and blogging about etc.
-My pure luxe love and color samples
-My everyday look using the 28 color palette
-My version of the Kim kardashian look
-My updated collection and makeup station
-China Glaze color samples…right now I’m hoping to also start doing nail tutorials…need to practice first…
this you tuber did an awesome vid on some of the sample colors:
Here is a pic of my friend Mandy she did her own nails and French manicure…wow…She did it within an hour…looking good Mandy!
Well have a great Thursday everyone!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here are the colors I'd like to give a whirl
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I just loved this photo this morning…..Kim Kardashian picking up some things at Mac…gotta love it!!
Im telling you once you start using MAC there isn’t any other make-up that comes close…for cheaper
versions I’d say NYX cosmetics….I’ve not found a drugstore makeup that even comes close to
The color payoff, cute packaging and value as NYX….
My faves are the Round Lipstick-in Perfect
NYX concealer in a jar
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Happy 4th everyone!! I decided that since the weather wasnt that great this past weekend that it was time for a little DIY project...I occasionally like to head on a goodwill jaunt and look for things but rarely find cool furniture and such.....but I was in luck. I have been watching a lot of the yout tube videos and looking for a makeup table to do all my little makeup artistry and I was in luck...I foudn a little desk fro mthe 60's or 70's it appeared...many peopel would look at it and not see the potential but well I wish i had did a before and after cause the after made me very happy.....take a peek this si the end result as soon as I arrange and reorganize....I will take some more pics and do a video for you-tube...let me know what you think:)
Total project: Desk at goodwill-$30 Primer(home depot)-$6 Black enamel paint-$6 Silver knobs-$$24 Total cost-$66
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I think it is super important to wash your face daily...you know the old adage dont forget to wash your face before you go to bed...your pores open up and suck all the stuff into your skin."Yeck" Anyways here is a little list to help you along..Happy cleaning: Remove makeup Gently use your favorite eye makeup remover and sweep across your eyes....i say gently cause rubbing causes wrinkles. Next use favorite cleanser....i prefer noxema for oily skin and a creamy cleanser such as the line found at kohls Good skin...great smelling and gentle. Dry and mousturize...thats it....this is what i do to keep my skin looking young and blemish free.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Lately I have been hearing a lot about Loreal HIP pigments, shadow duos and paint so I decided to buy a few and see how they hold up....
I got Loreal HIP Shocking shadow pigment in Intrepid, Cream shadow paint in Secretive and two duos in Charisma and Sassy.
I am going to wear the paint in Secretive tomorrow stay tuned for a review of how it holds up throughout the day.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I guess I thought I knew a lot about makeup but recently Ive discovered that I have more to learn. I have been watching a lot of the DIY videos on you tube for mixing medium, brush deordorizer and recentyl how to display my brushes like they are displayed in sephora!!
This also forced me to go through my makeup only to realize I held on to a lot more than I thought and to get rid of my old makeup.....if you havent used it in 6 months definitely pitch it...here is what I found as a sort of timetable for pitching used make-up:
Store your makeup in a cool dry place— not in your car and preferable not on your bathroom counter where it will be exposed to steam and possibly to water.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I have always been a fan of beauty and skin care. But I think that recently I have developed a knack for making my own beauty solutions and learning about DIY projects in skincare. I have recently starting searching on youtube for videos:
There are a few great beauty channels on youtube: Enkore beauty is probably my fave. This guy is entertaining and a wealth of knowledge.
I have made the mixing medium and used with my MAC and NYX pigments and they have kept up all day. Recipe included below:
3 parts water
1 part glycerine (Glycerine can be found at Wal-mart, Grocery stores, Rite Aid etc Its with the first aid items.
See instructional video for more……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKmWd_FlpI This is really great and I have to say so cheap to make....Have fun!!